10/31/2016

Soyuz MS-01 Spacecraft Safely Returns back to Earth Expedition 49 Space Crew after 115-day Space Flight

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Three International Space Station crew members,  Expedition 49 Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineers, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins  and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) safely soft-landed their upgraded Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft in Kazakhstan, 148 kilometers southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan at 11:58 PM EDT on Saturday, October 29 (06:58 AM Moscow time on Sunday, October 30). Together, the Expedition 49 crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the world-class orbiting laboratory during their 115 days in space.



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